Veg Fest on Granville – Saturday, August 4

Vegetarian for a day

Loving hut chefs

Veg Fest Vancouver takes over Granville Street between Georgia and Robson on Saturday, August 4.

Veg Fest is a day-long, free food festival offers an array of vegetarian delights guaranteed to satisfy even us meat eaters.

Veg Fest 2012 Food Vendors

Loving Hut
Zimt Artisan Chocolates
Edible Flours
Fairy Cakes
Eternal Abundance
Tao Organics
The Simply Bar
Quinoa4Life
Chomp Vegan Eatery
Life Bites
Indigo Food
North of 49 Naturals

Eat Vancouver 2012 – June 1 – 3

Eat Vancouver 2012
EatVancouver.com

The annual Eat Vancouver is here from June 1 -3 2012 at BC Place Stadium

Pop Up Culinary Centre
New this year is Eat Vancouver popup cooking classes with Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts’s

For a list of classes

Sample a bunch of different restaurants all in one go. Restaurants, wineries and breweries participating will charge a low price for their food and beverages (maximum price is $4.00).

Eat Vancouver Participating Restaurants:

BELLA GELATERIA
BLACK + BLUE
COAST
DONA CATA MEXICAN RESTAURANT & TAQUERIA
EBO RESTAURANT
FRANKIE’S ITALIAN KITCHEN & BAR
GLOWBAL
GOLDILOCKS
GRAMERCY GRILL
ITALIAN KITCHEN
MAURYA INDIAN CUISINE
MOCHIKAS PERUVIAN CAFE
NEW INDIA BUFFET + RESTAURANT LTD
NOODLE BOX, THE
ORGANIC LIVES
SALMON N’ BANNOCK
SANAFIR
SOCIETY
TRATTORIA

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DB Bistro and Lumiere Restaurant Closes

source: Torontolife

Over the weekend staff at Lumiere and DB bistro was notified they have 2 weeks left on the job.

“BC Restaurant Association President and CEO Ian Tostenson calls the closures unfortunate, but not surprising.

“It’s the economy, the HST, and the 0.05 drinking and driving regulations. And all those have taken their cumulative toll.”

Restaurant owners have been blaming it on the HST and new drinking regulations. In argument, there are restaurants in Vancouver that are flourishing and new restaurants are popping up what seems not almost monthly.

Personally, DB Bistro and Lumiere just lost it’s luster. There might have been small attempts to reinvent themselves but, nothing that really grabbed our attention. In the beginning it was over hyped now, it’s just overpriced.

Unfortunately, there are a few restaurants that I can think on the top of my head that fails to keep up with the continual restaurant trends, Cin Cin, West, Griffins oh, it’s pretty gross there.

Source: NEWS1130

Corner Suite Bistro Closed it's Doors

Surprisingly and rather suddenly Corner Suite Bistro is closed. Being voted one of 2010’s top new restaurant, the sudden departure is heartbreaking.

Their reason..
“I am unable to secure a new lease. Thank you, everyone, for your support, your birthdays & anniversaries, and our community. Most of all, thank you Jason Leizert and my entire staff. I have never been so graced but for the gift of time with you all. I did my best. Thank you kindly.”

I realize some of you have purchased their Groupons, they do refunds and it’s easy and painless.

Longtime Downtown Keg Steakhouse & Bar Closes

Well, we all predicted the fall of Keg on Hornby when it’s clones seems to be popping up all over downtown Vancouver. Rest assured you steak lovers they have locations in Burnaby, just around the corner on Thurlow.

My fave, Keg in Yaletown, for their gorgeous heated rooftop patio.

A must this summer and, the perfect spot to watch young, trendy Yaletown yuppies get liqoured up.

Yaletown Keg

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